First principles electron-correlated calculations of optical absorption in magnesium clusters★
Materials Research Center, Indian Institute of Science,
2 Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076, India
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Received in final form: 29 August 2017
Published online: 23 November 2017
In this paper, we report large-scale configuration interaction (CI) calculations of linear optical absorption spectra of various isomers of magnesium clusters Mgn (n = 2–5), corresponding to valence transitions. Geometry optimization of several low-lying isomers of each cluster was carried out using coupled-cluster singles doubles (CCSD) approach, and these geometries were subsequently employed to perform ground and excited state calculations using either the full-CI (FCI) or the multi-reference singles-doubles configuration interaction (MRSDCI) approach, within the frozen-core approximation. Our calculated photoabsorption spectrum of magnesium dimer (Mg2) is in excellent agreement with the experiments both for peak positions, and intensities. Owing to the sufficiently inclusive electron-correlation effects, these results can serve as benchmarks against which future experiments, as well as calculations performed using other theoretical approaches, can be tested.
Key words: Clusters and Nanostructures
Supplementary material in the form of one pdf fille available from the Journal web page at https://doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2017-80356-6.
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